If you have school aged children, then you know the statistics; 17% of students are bullied, more than once a month. It doesn’t really matter how old you are, where you go to school, what color you are, or where you live; bullies are everywhere. So it’s time to be smart and help your kids learn the tools and tactics that work to prevent bullying.
Bullying can be physical, verbal, or the cyber version. Thankfully there are some tools you can help your kids put into place to avoid, prevent and cope with bullying, in all its forms. Here are ten things you can teach your kids to do when they’re being bullied.
Why Every Woman Should Know Self-Defense
Posted: October 27, 2020
The unfortunate fact of life is that sometimes you need to protect yourself and your family from an external threat. Women can be particularly vulnerable to an attack of any kind, which is one of the many reasons why learning self-defense can be so important for women.
A study from the University of Oregon found that women who participated in self-defense classes felt that they:
Had better safety strategies in place.
Had increased self-confidence.
Science Says Healthy, Active Kids Get Better Grades
Posted: October 26, 2020
All parents want their kids to live active and healthy lifestyles – but in the age of streaming services, smartphones and a seemingly infinite number of time-wasting apps, getting children up and moving is a whole lot easier said than done.
That’s why more kids than ever are slipping into sedentary lifestyles, and it’s wreaking havoc on their health. And now, with concerns about COVID-19 seemingly ever-present, fitness and general health are more important than ever.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (1), we are in the midst of an irrefutable global obesity crisis – and it’s hitting children particularly hard. More than 41 million children under the age of five are now classed as overweight or obese, and this can go on to cause a lot of serious health problems later in life.
4 Super Tips to Stop Back to School Stress
Posted: August 16, 2020
Going back to school after a long break can be difficult enough for children and families, even in the best of times. And as the world feels the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, although the situation is different from place to place, there are a lot of common questions and uncertainties arising in both parents and children. Of course, returning to school safely is at the top of everyone’s list, but parents must also be aware of the potential for anxiety or stress in their children. According to the Centers For Disease Control:
After a disaster, children may develop symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Mental health plays an important role in physical health, school performance, behavior, and long-term quality of life.
The good news is there are steps we can take to help our kids get back to school safely and with confidence, whether they are attending school in-person, online, or a hybrid of the two. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you and your family have a happy and successful back-to-school time!
4 Great Tips For Getting Back To Normal After Lockdown
Posted: August 08, 2020
After months of isolation, it’s pretty safe to say that everyone is ready to get back to normal. But if the concept of “normal” now seems elusive, and you’re feeling a bit of anxiety about what’s coming next, just know that you are not alone. "None of us really know exactly what the future looks like. It's therefore understandable that many people will be worried about life after lockdown, whether that's concerns about returning to work, children going back to school, job security, finances, or generally adjusting to former routines," says Stephen Buckley, Head of Information at UK mental health charity, Mind.
We’ve gathered some of the best tips from the experts to help ease your concerns and make your transition back to normal as smooth as possible!